January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020, was a Thursday. It was 4 years, 5 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on January 30, 2020:

  • Dua Lipa releases her single "Physical".
  • Russia closes its border with China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States advises its citizens not to travel to China.
  • India and the Philippines confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
  • The World Health Organization designates the novel coronavirus as a global health emergency.
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 30, 2020, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
  • United Kingdom: "Godzilla" by Eminem featuring Juice Wrld

The music charts on January 30, 2020

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Memories - Maroon 5
  • Lose You To Love Me - Selena Gomez
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Bad Boys for Life

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Bad Boys for Life".


This date was 1,629 days ago. Approximately 54 months have passed. It was the 30th day of 2020, in week 05. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 4 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2020 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 18 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 30, 2020

Let's go back to the 2020s.

It is Thursday, January 30, 2020. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song "The Box" by Roddy Ricch is at the top of the singles charts, while "Godzilla" by Eminem featuring Juice Wrld is the number-one song in the UK.

Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and the movie Bad Boys for Life is at the top of the box office. Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. News reports about an outbreak of a new respiratory virus in China are continuing to emerge. However, most people in the western world are not worried. Many believe that the media is over-hyping the outbreak and that it will eventually peter out like SARS, Ebola and Zika did in the past.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Caroline Flack, Pop Smoke, Hosni Mubarak, and Kenny Rogers would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Peaky Blinders", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "The Good Doctor", and "The Boys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Days Gone", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", "Pokémon Sword and Shield", and "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bunk'd", "Elena of Avalor", "Butterbean's Café", and "The Casagrandes". Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 30, 2020.

  • The death of Kobe Bryant.

    The death of Kobe Bryant

    The death of NBA star Kobe Bryant was a major news story around this time. People were shocked and saddened that the LA Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna had died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
  • I am once again asking you for your financial support.

    I am once again asking you for your financial support

    A meme of US Senator Bernie Sanders with the caption "I am once again asking you for your financial support" was going viral.
  • Meghan and Harry "step back" from their royal duties.

    Meghan and Harry "step back" from their royal duties

    In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unexpectedly announced that they would be "stepping back" from their senior royal duties.
  • The emergence of COVID-19.

    The emergence of COVID-19

    The start of 2020 saw the emergence of a coronavirus disease called COVID-19. During this period, the virus was mostly confined to China and other parts of Asia. Consequently, most people in the western world did not take it seriously. Many believed that the outbreak was being overhyped and that it would eventually peter out like Ebola, the Swine Flu, and SARS.
  • 2020 in movies.

    2020 in movies

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dolittle.
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named Time Persons of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish won a Grammy for 2020's Record of the Year.
  • Nomadland.


    The film "Nomadland" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020.
  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future, Billie Eilish, and Maroon 5.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2020 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Paul George, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard.
  • Trump is facing his first impeachment.

    Trump is facing his first impeachment

    US President Donald Trump was facing impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 30, 2020.

  • December 31, 2019: The World Health Organization in China is informed that cases of pneumonia of unknown causes have been detected in Wuhan, China.
  • January 1, 2020:
    • The first day of 2020 begins, signifying the start of a new decade.
    • Rapper Lexii Alijai passes away after a suspected overdose.
    • The World Health Organization requests more information on a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China.
    • The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan is closed by Chinese authorities after an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases are linked to it.
    • Former NBA commissioner David Stern passes away weeks after suffering from a brain hemorrhage.
  • January 2, 2020: Irish broadcaster Marian Finucane passes away.
  • January 3, 2020:
    • English spiritual medium Derek Acorah passes away at the age of 69 from sepsis.
    • China officially notifies the WHO of an outbreak of pneumonia-like cases.
    • Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is assassinated by the United States.
  • January 4, 2020: The World Health Organization announces on Twitter that a cluster of pneumonia cases have been found in Wuhan, China.
  • January 7, 2020:
    • Irish broadcaster Larry Gogan passes away.
    • American screenwriter Silvio Horta commits suicide.
    • Rush drummer Neil Peart dies from brain cancer.
    • The WHO is officially notified about the Coronavirus.
  • January 8, 2020:
    • 176 people are killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes near Shahriar in Iran.
    • Justin Bieber announces on Instagram that he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
    • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce that they are "stepping back" from senior royal duties.
    • Canadian musician Grimes reveals that she and Elon Musk are having a baby.
  • January 13, 2020:
    • The first recorded case of coronavirus outside of China is found in Thailand.
    • The brutal murder of teenager Keane Mulready-Woods shocks Ireland.
  • January 14, 2020:
    • Chinese authorities begin to implement screening measures in Wuhan in response to an outbreak of coronavirus.
    • It is announced that Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their relationship after eight years.
  • January 15, 2020: "I am once again asking for your financial support": Internet users begin to make memes out of Bernie Sanders' fundraising video.
  • January 16, 2020: The second case of coronavirus outside of China is reported in Japan.
  • January 18, 2020: UFC 246: Conor McGregor defeats Donald Cerrone in the first round.
  • January 20, 2020:
    • The World Health Organization conducts its first mission to Wuhan, China, in response to a novel coronavirus outbreak.
    • South Korea reports its first case of Covid-19.
  • January 21, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first case is reported in the United States.
    • The WHO announces on Twitter that there is evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in Wuhan.
  • January 22, 2020: North Korea closes its borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 23, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The Chinese city of Wuhan is placed under quarantine.
  • January 24, 2020:
    • France informs the WHO that it has detected three cases of novel coronavirus.
    • Construction workers in Wuhan, China begin work on a dedicated hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
  • January 25, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: Australia and Canada confirm their first cases of Covid-19.
  • January 26, 2020:
    • NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
    • "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish wins Record of the Year at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
  • January 28, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Mongolia and Hong Kong close their borders with China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: All flights to China are suspended by United Airlines.
  • January 29, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines begin to suspend flights to China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States and Japan evacuate their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
  • This date: January 30, 2020
  • January 31, 2020:
    • Senate Republicans vote against calling any witnesses for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
    • The first two cases of Coronavirus are found in Italy.
    • The United Kingdom announces its first two confirmed cases of Covid-19.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Singapore bans all visitors from China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States suspends entry to anyone who has travelled to China in the past 14 days.
    • Brexit: The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union.
  • February 1, 2020: The first death due to Covid-19 outside of China is reported in the Philippines.
  • February 2, 2020:
    • Super Bowl LIV takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the halftime show.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The United States reports its 10th case of Covid-19.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Construction workers in Wuhan finish building a dedicated hospital after just 10 days.
  • February 4, 2020:
    • US radio host Rush Limbaugh announces that he has advanced lung cancer.
    • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom urges all members of the United Nations to prepare themselves for a global spread of the coronavirus.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Taiwan bans all foreign nationals who have been to China in the past 14 days.
    • Actress Shannen Doherty reveals that her cancer returned in 2019 and that it is now Stage 4.
  • February 5, 2020:
    • A Republican-controlled Senate votes to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
    • Mitt Romney becomes the first Senator in US history to vote against his party's president in an impeachment trial.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Japan reports that 10 cases of Covid-19 have been identified on a cruise ship containing 4,000 passengers.
    • Actor Kirk Douglas passes away at the age of 103.
  • February 6, 2020:
    • Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay resigns after it is revealed that he sent hundreds of text messages to a 16-year-old boy.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first American citizen dies from Covid-19 in Wuhan, China.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Chinese authorities order all infected individuals to move to quarantine centers.
  • February 7, 2020:
    • English TV presenter Phillip Schofield comes out as gay.
    • Chinese "whistleblower" doctor Li Wenliang, who issued emergency warnings about the coronavirus, passes away from Covid-19 at the age of 33.
  • February 8, 2020:
    • The 2020 Irish general election takes place.
    • Irish journalist and TV presenter Keelin Shanley passes away from cancer.
  • February 9, 2020: The final episode of the crime drama "Power" is aired.
  • February 10, 2020: Japan confirms that there are now 135 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on the cruise ship the Diamond Princess.
  • February 11, 2020:
    • The first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland takes place.
    • The WHO announces that the disease caused by the novel coronavirus will be named COVID-19.
    • The death toll for Covid-19 reaches 1,000.
  • February 12, 2020: Irish politics: Brendan Howlin steps down as leader of the Labour Party.
  • February 13, 2020: The 2nd season of Narcos: Mexico is released on Netflix.
  • February 14, 2020:
    • The WHO warns that mass gatherings may spread Covid-19.
    • Egypt reports the first case of the coronavirus in Africa.
    • Soccer: UEFA bans Manchester City from European competitions for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.
  • February 15, 2020:
    • English TV presenter Caroline Flack commits suicide at her apartment in London.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: China extends its lockdowns and travel restrictions.
    • The WHO Director General warns that the coronavirus outbreak has the potential to become a global pandemic.
  • February 18, 2020:
    • Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has his sentence commuted by US President Donald Trump.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: Russia bans all Chinese citizens from entering the country.
  • February 19, 2020:
    • Rapper Pop Smoke is shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California.
    • Nine people are shot dead during a shooting spree in Hanau, Germany.
    • Iran reports its first two cases of Covid-19.
  • February 20, 2020:
    • The 2020 stock market crash begins.
    • Political consultant Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months in prison for obstructing an official proceeding.
  • February 22, 2020: Boxing: Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder after a 7th round KO.
  • February 23, 2020: Italy begins to see a surge in coronavirus cases.
  • February 24, 2020:
    • American film producer Harvey Weinstein is convicted of federal sex crimes.
    • The WHO-China Joint Mission on COVID-19 warns that the global community is not prepared to contain the virus.
  • February 25, 2020:
    • The former President of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, passes away.
    • There are fears that Iran will become the new epicenter of COVID-19 after the country reports 11 deaths and 95 cases.
  • February 26, 2020: Coronavirus outbreak: The first community transmission of the virus is reported in the United States.
  • February 27, 2020: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud and tax evasion.
  • February 29, 2020:
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first death from the virus is reported in the United States.
    • Coronavirus outbreak: The first case of the virus is reported in Ireland.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 30, 2020, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 30, 2020 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Television shows

TV shows in 2020

In January 2020, TV audiences were watching the following series:

The Witcher
The Witcher
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian
The Boys
The Boys
After Life
After Life
Narcos: Mexico
Narcos: Mexico
Ex on the Beach
Ex on the Beach
Killing Eve
Killing Eve
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 30, 2020

If you were a kid on January 30, 2020, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

It's Pony
It's Pony
The Owl House
The Owl House
The Adventures of Paddington
The Adventures of Paddington

The Casagrandes
The Casagrandes
Sydney to the Max
Sydney to the Max
Butterbean's Café
Butterbean's Café
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
Nella the Princess Knight
Nella the Princess Knight

Popular toys and games in 2020

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2020.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Death Stranding 2019
Death Stranding
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
FIFA 20 2019
Borderlands 3 2019
Borderlands 3
Gears 5 2019
Gears 5
Control 2019
Telling Lies 2019
Telling Lies
Days Gone 2019
Days Gone
Mortal Kombat 11 2019
Mortal Kombat 11
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 2019
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 30.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

US President Deceased
Born on January 30, 1882
He was not alive on this date.

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Born on January 30, 1930
He turned 90 on this day in 2020.

Dick Cheney

Dick Cheney

American politician
Born on January 30, 1941
He turned 79 on this day in 2020.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Born on January 30, 1974
He turned 46 on this day in 2020.

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama

Born on January 30, 1980
He turned 40 on this day in 2020.

Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch

Born on January 30, 1987
She turned 33 on this day in 2020.

Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas

Born on January 30, 1990
He turned 30 on this day in 2020.



Born on January 30, 2002
She turned 18 on this day in 2020.


US President

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on January 30, 2020.


UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 30, 2020 was most likely conceived around May 9, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 30, 2020 is close to October 22, 2020.

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Stats for January 30, 2020


Here are some interesting statistics about January 30, 2020:

  • One day has passed since this date.
  • 232 weeks have passed.
  • 140,742,000 seconds have passed since January 30, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 164,199,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 72,622,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 23,457,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 12,103,812 steps. That's roughly 5,379 miles.
  • 1,688,904 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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